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“Esta ciudad es Hermosa y lo mejor es que se puede recorrer en Bici, hay muchos lugares donde comer a un precio accesible, tomar fotos y disfrutar de la una hermosa vista”

~ Lupita M. Mexico,. 2012

“We visited Brooklyn in the Summer. Tony was our guide and showed us all the different neighborhoods (Chinese ,Jewish, Russian, Polish …) We had dinner at a typical pizzeria and we also enjoyed Coney Island ,the famous fun fair that we have seen in the films.We had a really great time .It’s was an amazing experience .Thank you very much,Tony .You’re a good guide and a very good person.”

~ Monica & Juan, Spain, …2012

“If you spend a few days in NYC you cannot miss this delightful bicycle tour . Tony is the best of hosts making you feel welcome and most of all, a real New Yorker! ..Since I have enjoyed it so much, I have suggested it to all my friends who came back with enthusiastic stories about their trip”

“Se passi qualche giorno a New York questa gita in bicicletta non ti può’ mancare. Tony ti fa sentire a tuo agio e in poco tempo diventerai un vero cittadino di NYC ! Mi sono davvero divertita molto e così’ l’ho consigliato ai miei amici di passaggio a New York che sono tornati entusiasti del loro viaggio ”

~ Alessandra T.,Italy, … 5 /2012

“My girlfriend Anna and I really enjoyed our bike tour of Brooklyn you provided for us. Your local expertise made the experience great. Not only was it clear that the tour was very well researched ,but also your enthusiasm and love for all things Brooklyn made the tour fun for both of us . As owners of a bike tour company ourselves, Anna and I appreciate the hard work that it takes to operate a high quality bike tour. We’re happy to say ‘fugetaboutit ‘, your Brooklyn bike tours are the best !”

Sincerely , Robert Reimann & Anna Graefe BikeSherpa, Inc., …5/ 2012

“Visitare NY in bicicletta e stata un’esperienza indimenticabile :Vivi la citta’ con i tuoi tempi apprezzandone sfumature che altrimenti non coglieresti. Grazie a Tony che con la sua energia e disponibilita’ ci a guidato da perfetto NewYorkese in questa metropoli cosi’ affascinante.”

~ Raffaele & Caterina
Padova , Italia, … 2012

  ” besides providing first-class comfortable bikes, Tony is a well-organized,cheerful,thoughtful,safety-conscious tour leader. He knows a lot about Brooklyn history too. With that expertise leading the way,we had a unique and exceptional bike tour of Brooklyn on a sunny Sunday in June. Despite many trips to Manhattan over the years, we ( a couple in our seventies) had never investigated it’s neighbor across the East River. For extra convinience ,Tony began the tour from our  hotel in Manhattan. We cycled across the Brooklyn Bridge and then a visit through DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park. We took advantage of the free ferry to Governor’s Island for a quick spin around the island.  As we proceeded along the waterfront we stoppped to see the shops and art galleries of revitilized Red Hook. On the way back we  meandered through several of Brooklyn’s unique neighborhoods before hopping the free ferry back to South Street Seaport in Manhattan. — I’d say the highlight of the trip was simply our surprise at seeing so many historical sights in Brooklyn. Also the people-friendly “mini-Central Park” on the waterfront that has supplanted what recently were decaying piers and warehouses.

— Jim & Ilse , — Florida, … 6 /2013

Tony, we loved your tour ( Desserts & Sweets Tour) and will surely recommend it to our friends. It was such  a pleasure to be with someone who knows both bicycling and Brooklyn History .- THANK YOU  for a surprising, sweet and sunny tour.

— Mary-Ellen & Brian ,– providence ,R.I., … 4/ 2013

This tour went beyound my expectations. It was a nice ride, with great food !! and the view.. totally amazing at sunset . Thank You Tony for showing us the beautiful area, we actually came back the next day to show it to some other friends !!  Next time I will do the dessert tour.

–Yessica  A.–  El paso ,Texas, …Apr./2013

  ” It was the second visit to New York City for us and we wanted to explore Brooklyn and go beyond Times square. We found Brooklyn Bike Tours on line and immediately liked the concept of cycling around with a local while also getting to know interesting places, to eat and experience the daily life in the different neighborhoods. Even if we expected a lot, Tony managed to exceed our expectations ! The food was delicious, the places we got to see were amazing !  A sundowner at the new  park by the East River is an overwhelming experience and we can highly recommend it to both first-time NYC visitors as well as New York pros. Tony impressed us with profound knowledge about the history of the different neighborhoods and their recent and future development.  Last but not least: we felt very comfortable with Tony. Unfortunately time flew by way too fast. That day we decided to hit the road again with Brooklyn Bike Tours and Tony, when we will be back in NYC some time soon. “

Martin & Martina S.   – Austria, … 5 /2013

What a wonderful day we spent on a guided bike tour with Tony Mantione and his lovely daughter,Gabby ! We found Tony’s name on the internet and we really weren’t sure what we had gotten ourselves into…….. We traveled down from upstate NY and Tony met us, as scheduled at 9 AM with more than enough bicycles and helmets for all six  of us. As bike riders, we weren’t sure that we could enjoy riding bicycles that were not our own, but the bicycles that Tony provided exceeded our expectactions!  The day was filled  with information, surprises, beautiful sites, history, photo ops ( with Tony taking numerous pictures that he then sent to us ) Brooklyn cuisine and lots of laughter. Tony shared many interesting stories about which many Brooklyn natives are not aware.  We have been telling all our friends that this is a ” must do ” experience. Highly recommended !!!

  Deborah and Gary G. — N.Y., …9/2013

The Sunset & Skyline Pizza tour was excellent !  Tony was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and eager to show us many interesting neighborhoods in Brooklyn. He also sent us some great pictures he took on our tour ! We highly recommend Tony – he consistently exceeded our expectations !

Katy & Brad – Austin, TX, … Oct. /13

Dear Tony, Thank you for the wonderful experience we had with your bike tour of Brooklyn. It was very personalised, informative and fun ! The pizzas were all delicious and I was completely full by the end of the tour. Your directions to get there made it stress free and I felt very safe riding around the streets of Brooklyn with you and your daughter. My whole family have said it was a highlight  for New York and we are very greatful to you for showing us the city you love ! The pictures are awesome. A very happy customer : )

Michele S. ( and family ) — Australia, … Aug./2013

I was in NY on a fleeting visit, and I knew I had to make up an effective itinerary to get as full a flavour of the city as I could in only 2 days … and the Sunset and Skyline Pizza tour accomplished exactly that. Tony offered, by far, one of the most enjoyable activities in my month -long USA trip. Not only did I get a proper taste of Brooklyn, but the views of Manhhattan that we savored as we followed the sunset were second to none. We certainly wouldn’t have witnessed these had we not ventured to Brooklyn, and I’m so pleased we decided to do so in this way ! The pizzas we sampled deserve a whole review on their own, and who would’ve though “Mozzi” ( as the locals fondly call it )  pizza could have so many delicious interpretations ! I would thoroughly recommend this tour with a guide as enthusiastic and informative as Tony, and my only regret is that I wasn’t around for the weekend to catch his dessert tour… Definitely one to catch on my next visit

Maral  S. — UK, … June /2013

Consiglio questo tour di Brooklyn con una persona che vive li’. Tony vi dara’ molte informazioni su Brooklyn com’era un tempo e com’e’ oggi. Inoltre e possibile anche per i celiacifare questo bellissimo tour, perche’ ci sono delle pizzerie senza glutine !  Incredibile !  Vedrete lo skyline di Manhattan davanti a voi ! Spettacolare ! Di giorno e di sera con tutte le luci accese, come si vede nei film ! Grazie Tony della bellissima esperienza !

Raffaella / Mimmo  — Italia, …8 /2013

 Tony , ho passato una serata veramente unica. E difficile mettere su una mail gli odori, sapori e gli stupendi panorami vissuti quella sera. Vivere la citta’ in bicicletta e’ qualcosa di veramente unico perche’ riesci a vedere un sacco di cose che altrimenti (in auto o a piedi) non riusciresti a vedere.  Poi la tua bravura nel raccontare le vicende storiche dei luoghi, delle quartieri toccati nel tour e dei palazzi “famosi” , lo trasforma in qualcosa di maggico.   I vari assaggi di buonissimo cibo in posti molto particolare poi rendono tutto ancora piu’ piacevole.  Ma il tuo amore per Brooklyn, la tua simpatia, la tua professinalita’ e il tuo Italiano perfetto sono stati impeccabili.  Aggiungo che fai delle foto bellissime che hanno reso questa serata eterna.  Quindi grazie mille Tony, sono certo che ci vediamo la  prossima volta che verro’ a New York per una nuova magica avventura in bicicletta.  Pedalare per Brooklyn e’ stato fantostico.

Walter S. —- Milano, Italia, …5 / 13

 ” Una giornata che non mi scordero’ mai piu’ ” — Ciao a tutti, se avete voglia di passare una giornata indimenticabile alla scoperta di Brooklyn, allora il biketour di Tony e’ cioe’ che fa per voi. Ho passato una bellissima giornata in compagnia di Tony che e molto disponibile e gentile e mi  a portato alla scoperta di posti fantastici di Brooklyn, sconosciuti anche ai suoi abitanti.  Dal ponte di Brooklyn al giardino Botanico passando per le pier e per Redhook . Brooklyn ha un fascino che meriterebbe molto di piu’ della visita di una sola giornata.  Se il tempo non ve lo permette ed avete voglia di apprezzare il meglio di questa citta’ in solo 5 ore allora la gita in Bicicletta con Tony e da non perdere… .. Provare per credere !!!

Massimiliano from Italy, … 5/2013

Fantisco tour, non si puo’ visitare New York meglio di cosi’, il giro in bici ti consente spontamenti e soste quando vuio tu, coglioendo dettagli e punti di vista che non potresti avere in nessun altro modo: Per noi e stata una esperienza unica, e sono certo che questo dipenda proprio della scelta di girare diversi giorni con le bici a la  bellissima guida di Tony, sempre super disponibile, gentile e dotato di una coscienza unica della zona in cui vive da tanti anni. Veramente imperdibile, credetemi.

I nostri tre giorni con Tony sono stati stupendi !  Non e per elogiare una persona qualunque, Tony e davvero una guida competente, una persona  umile e intelligente, piena di energia e vitalita’ e soprattutto piena di umanita’,un bene prezioso che si trova solo poche volte.. Insieme a lui abbiamo visitato Central Park, la High Line – il parco sopraelevato di New York – e una parte di pista ciclabile che collega Battery Park alla 178 strada lungo l’hudson River. Il secondo giorno ci ha guidati per Brooklyn con suoi panorami mozzofiato, con Red Hook, DUMBO, il giardino botanico , i quartieri ebraici e portoricani raccondandoci storie come un bravo narratore. Il tutto ad un prezzo esiguo nel quale sono comprese le biciclette in ottimo stato, i caschi, una bottiglia aqua e tanto amore per la sua citta’.— Grazie Tony, non ti ringrazieremo mai abbastanza .. >>

Alessandro ( alex) A.  & Daniela M. —-   Bologna, Italia, …oct. /2013

 …Tony, we are still on a high from your tour…. Going on the Brooklyn Bike Tour was hands down the highlight of our trip to New York. Tony, our tour guide, having grown up in Brooklyn provided insightful stories of the area, took us to the  best pizza restaurants I have ever tried and showed us the most breathtaking streetscapes of Brooklyn an Manhattan from along the river. He takes very good care of all his guests and I would highly recommend his tours to anyone who is looking for an unforgettable trip.

Priyanka K. —— Canada , … Apr. /2014

 What a fantastic day !! …. I emailed Tony about taking us on our own private riding tour as we were a group of 7 (ranging from 12 to 50 years) from Australia. Nothing was a problem…Tony took us riding all over the place and included the specific places we requested. We saw things that we could never have seen on our own. Even my friends who live in NYC were amazed. If you are thinking of touring Brooklyn and you can ride a bike …make sure that you contact Tony from Brooklyn Bike Tours.

Debbie G. —— N.S.W. Australia, … 4/14

 We can’t recommend this tour enough our tour guide Tony knows Brooklyn inside out, he was loads of fun, full of life character and knowledge !  The pizza were delicious, the best New York has to offer. The view of Manhattan and the sun setting on the city skyline was stunning and spectacular and Tony knows the best places to view the sunset from Brooklyn. Overall, this tour was a very fun way to see Brooklyn and meet new people. We can’t wait to visit again and do the Dessert Bike Tour !!  Thank you Tony.

Frances V.—– Victoria,  Australia, …May ,2014

Tony of Brooklyn Bike Tours ( and his wife who we met at our bike  pick up / drop off location ) were just fabulous. He met us promptly  at our agreed time and place with up to date bikes with comfortable seats… his knowledge  of the Brooklyn Neighborhoods was amazing, as well as his ability to show us out of the way sights the average tourist would not get to see. The trip was the perfect amount of sightseeing, laughing, eating and exercise ! Tony has a wonderful sense of humor, and is a gentleman and couldn’t do enough for us to keep us comfortable and entertained.  I consider myself a native New Yorker but Tony showed me the real Brooklyn. Being on a bike gave us a perspective we had never had before both in Brooklyn as well as our views back towards the Manhattan skyline. We let him lead us taking us to places he taught we would like from talking to us, and without Tony we never would have known about all the great safe bike paths and bike lanes as well as the special local and historical attractions one can see in Brooklyn by bike.  All i can say I’m going back ASAP and taking my two teenagers with me and do the trip again with Tony ! My girlfriend and I will be calling Tony again to do one of his other tours !

Tracy V. E. —— NYC ,… 6 /14

 Dear Tony, …I’m back in San Diego now and had a chance to look at the photos you send us. WOW ! What an adventure we had with you on Wednesday !! (custom tour). From the moment That we spoke on the phone I knew that you were a great person and tour guide and you were so kind to fit us into your schedule the very next day. It is clear that you love and    take so much pride  in Brooklyn and your knowledge of the history  and current matters was very impressive. We had a blast with you ! within minutes we felt so comfortable with you .. we did not stop laughing with you. We appreciate that you took very good care of  us . .you are a real gentleman and very patient. Can’t wait to come  back to ride with Brooklyn Bike tours to see the rest of the borough.

Karen G. —–San Diego CA., …May / 2014

This was hands down the best tour we ever done as a couple ! Even as New Yorkers we never would have been able to learn and see so much of Brooklyn in one night. Tony was fantastic, taking plenty of pictures, – that he later emailed to us –  providing lot’s of information and being an all around great guy. ohoooh and don’t forget about the delicious pizza !

Mattie K. ———New York NY, ….. Aug./14

If you are looking for a non commercial bike tour this is the one ! Tony, the owner and Brooklyn resident since childhood, took us on an adventure of sights and learning we will remember. tony’s main goal is to make sure you are having a good time. He takes many pictures and sends them to you so you can just relax and enjoy the tour. Wonderful evening in Brooklyn.

Kelly D. ———Brecksville , Ohio, … 8 /2014

Tony … We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and really enjoyed seeing a different side to New York that most do not see on their trips.Your passion for Brooklyn, pizza and cycling made this an incredible night and showed us sights we would never have been able to find ourselves. We really do thank you for an enjoyable evening that neither of us will ever forget.

Cerian W.—— London, UK. , ….  Sept. / 2014

Hola Tony, ..El tour por las pizzerias de Brooklin nos ha encantado a todos tanto a los jovenes como a los majores. Ademas como prácticamente todo el trayecto es llano es muy facil de  hacer. Ha sido muy ameno tanto por el recorrido en el cual hemos visitado lugares que solos seguramente no habríamos encontrado como por Tony que ha resultado ser un excelente guia. Tampoco hay que olvidares de las pizzerias que se visitan que nos encantaron. La verdad es que volvimos muy contentos. Para repetir en otra ocasión con Tony como guia.

Ana G. —— Spain ,…. 8/ 2014

 

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